GI News—May 2007

Real food is our focus for May starting off with Michael Pollan’s 9 rule-of-thumb principles of healthy eating, followed by David Ludwig’s recipe for the whole family to make a ‘Clean Sweep’. We know Clean Sweeps aren’t that easy (or that inexpensive), but David makes it seem very achievable, so give it a try. Take […]

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Food for Thought

Michael Pollan’s rule-of-thumb principles of healthy eating. Michael Pollan Eat Food. Though in our current state of confusion, this is much easier said than done. So try this: Don’t eat anything your great-great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. (Sorry, but at this point Moms are as confused as the rest of us, which is why we […]

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GI News Podcast

GI News Podcast: Understanding GI Food valuesIn the third of the New Glucose Revolution podcasts, Prof Jennie Brand-Miller explains why the GI value of foods matters for everybody – not just people with diabetes – and where choosing smart carbs that reduce the peaks and troughs of your blood glucose levels fits, in the context […]

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Low GI Food of the Month

Walnuts‘Raw or dry roasted, halved or whole, walnuts are a heart healthy food,’ says Eat to Beat Cholesterol author, Nicole Senior. ‘But, stop at a handful to prevent kilojoule (calorie) overload. They contain very little carbohydrate, so they don’t have a measurable GI, but they are rich in fibre and protein and so can lower […]

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GI News Briefs

The calcium factorA recent study in March Diabetes Care reports that over a 6-month period, a diet rich in low-fat dairy calcium boosted weight loss in overweight people with type 2 diabetes – particularly in females. Those with the highest intake of dairy calcium were 2.4 times more likely to see a weight loss of […]

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Low GI Recipes of the Month

Creamy crispy fish pieThis fish pie created by Dairy Australia’s dietitians has a scrunchy, crunchy filo twist and is on the table in not much more than 30 minutes. Serve it with a grainy bread roll to mop up the juices and a big crispy mixed salad. Serves 4Cooking time 20–25 minutes 2 teaspoons olive […]

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Move it and Lose it!

Glenn Cardwell’s tip for blokesIf you see home exercise machinery advertised suggesting it will make you look like the 25-year-old body builder in the advert, be thankful you aren’t foolish enough to give them your credit card details. For more information see Gold Medal Nutrition. Glen Cardwell Exercise goals for MayFitness expert Joanna McMillan Price […]

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Your Success Stories

People need to get back to eating basic, healthy foods. – AshtonI purchased two of your books. My husband and I have completely changed our eating habits based on the GI. Within the first ten days we lost seven pounds and we feel fantastic. Food prep is a little more involved now and I have […]

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Books, DVDs, Websites: What’s New?

Ending the Food FightGuide your child to a healthy weight in a fast food/fake food worldBy David Ludwig, MD, PhD with Suzanne Rostler, M.S., R.D. Dr David Ludwig, Director of the Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) Program at Children’s Hospital Boston shares his 9-week low-glycemic plan for families with overweight children to give parents the […]

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Feedback—Your FAQs Answered

Dietitians Kaye Foster-Powell and Alan Barclay, co-authors of The Diabetes and Pre-diabetes Handbook answer your questions in feedback this month. I have just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I am not overweight, have a balanced diet and exercise now and again. I am just 20. I have not told my family yet. Can you […]

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